Thursday, August 06, 2009

Indie Music 91 (6-12 Aug 2009).

Welcome to my weekly roundup of inexpensive indie(ish) musical happenings in downtown Toronto, all for $10 or less. If I'm missing something you think I should list, or you have any comments, let me know. I star (*) shows that most interest me.

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The SummerWorks festival gets started tonight. Full details are here. I've listed all shows below, too, with [SW] in front of them. I'll be at most the shows, but other good bets (if you're me) are starred (*) below. Sometimes I really with I could be at two or three places at once.

THURSDAY (6 aug)

* The Tom Fun Orchestra (in-store) @ Criminal Records, 6pm, free. All ages.

* The Torrent (CD release) w/ Emma McKenna, VIVIV (Ken Reaume), Southern Charles, and visuals by Philippe Blanchard @ The Painted Lady, 9pm, pwyc. The album will be available for free.

The Pale Horses, Rockyard, and A-collision @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

StereoGoesStellar @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $5.

Serving Charity & Gettysburg present Alright Alright, Alter Kakers, and Fidget @ El Mocambo (Upstairs), 8:30pm, $5.

ex~po, Great Dane, and Todd Harrison & friends @ Holy Joe's, 9pm, $5.

Toys Are Just (EP release), Broken Bricks, Dwight Schenk, and Needle Foot @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5. Get the EP for another $5.

Apple Pi, Dee Addario, and Major Grey @ The Music Gallery, 7pm, $6.

Erika Werry (CD release) w/ James Chris James @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm, $6. Get the CD for another $6.

Haggard Feast 2 feat. The Guest Bedroom, Pacific Trash Vortex, Rat Tail, Bag Tag, and DJ Death Adder @ Sneaky Dee's, 9:30pm, $6.

* Wayne Petti & the Thieves w/ Bahamas @ The Dakota Tavern, 9pm, $7?

The Jing Bang Show (EP release) @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $7.

* The Tom Fun Orchestra @ 11pm, The Coast @ 10pm, and Carmen Townsend @ 9pm. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $8.

Ministry of the Environment (CD release), Jadea Kelly, and Janine Farragher @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, $8.

* [SW] Miracle Fortress w/ Karkwa @ The Theatre Centre, 10pm, $10 (adv tix avail.). All ages.

FRIDAY (7 aug)

Funkadesi @ Yonge-Dundas Square, 8pm, free.

* OOTS Presents VI feat. Princess Century (Maya Postepski), Tirra Lirra, and T H O M A S @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

Share (solo) and others @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm.

Vilipend and Titan @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Save for Web (animated GIF show) w/ New Feelings, Actual Water, and Jon McCurley @ Xpace, 8pm, $5.

Chris Velan, The Expos, and Matt York @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8-11pm, $5.

Trainlight, Chasing Aimee, Futures Past, and Chase the Light @ The Rivoli, 9:30pm, $5.

* TWM 47 feat. The Job, Mother Murder, Invasions, and DJ Andy Capp @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

Chinese Food, Echo Riot, Ryan Masters, and The Stormalongs @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $6.

Mark Bultin Band @ 12:30pm, Exxxxtra Juicy @ 11:30pm, Citizen Erased @ 10:30pm, and The Runaway Catholics @ 9:30pm. Lee's Palace, $7.

* NoBunny, White Wires, Statues, City Sweethearts, and First Base, w/ DJ Mark Pesci @ Silver Dollar, 9pm, $9 (or $7 adv at RT, SS).

* [SW] DD/MM/YYYY w/ Think About Life @ The Theatre Centre, 10pm, $10 (adv tix avail.). All ages.

* The Framework (EP release) w/ Make Your Exit and RIkers @ El Mocambo (First Floor), 9pm, $10.

SATURDAY (8 aug)

Aux.TV Secret Session feat. Michou and Final Thought (acoustic) @ TARA (554 Queen St. E.), 5pm, free. All ages.

Alex Grantham, Chris Blachford, Lucian Thomas, and Iman Wain @ The Free Times Cafe, 8:30pm, pwyc.

* Rival Gang Theatre and Brooke Manning @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm.

Bravestation (CD release), Mad Highway, and Carmen Elle @ The Silver Dollar, 11pm, $5.

Tenth Planet and Nathan Down @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

* Pree, A Young Wife, and Daniel Roth & Luke Nares @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 8-11pm, $5.

TWM presents Le Bus, Cool Dad, Owel Five, and Corboe @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $5.

J.J. Ipsen @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

The Human Statues w/ The Free Press and Coco Love Alcorn @ The Rivoli, 9pm, $10.

* [SW] The Got To Get Got w/ Oh No Forest Fires @ The Theatre Centre, 10pm, $10 (adv tix avail.). All ages.

Riot God @ 12:30pm, Latefallen @ 11:30pm, Ultra Violence @ 10:30pm, and Nerve @ 9:30pm. Lee's Palace, $10.

SUNDAY (9 aug)

* Poor Pilgrim Island Show 3 feat. Feuermusik Big Band, $100, Wyrd Visions, Castlemusic, Isla Craig, Bruce Trail, Transcendental Rodeo, N!fty, and The Silt, w/ installations by Yuula Benivolski and Xenia Benivolski @ Toronto Island, 3pm-12am. Here's the map (you'll need it).

Sing-A-Long Sundays, hosted by Steve Singh @ The Drake Hotel (Lounge), 9pm, free. Every week.

The CFL Sessions (CD release) w/ Cameron Murray @ Tranzac, 7:30pm, pwyc.

Marcel Aucoin & Michael Holt present The Piano Salon feat. John Kameel Farah, Dave Bidini (reading), and Erika Werry @ 1164 College St. (Chris Banks' home), 7pm, pwyc. Bring food and drink to share.

* Wavelength 475 feat. Actual Water (members of The Creeping Nobodies and Brides), The Famines, and Boars (members of ICPMABOYC), hosted by Doc Pickles, w/ visuals by General Chaos @ Sneaky Dee’s, 9pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested).

* The Beauties (residency) @ The Dakota Tavern, 10pm, $5.

* Shotgun Jimmie, Hamilton Trading Co., Horses (7" release), and Dave Schoonderbeek @ The Boat, 9pm, $5.

Les Bad Guys (residency, 2 sets) w/ Jerry Leger @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, $6.

* [SW] Still Life Still w/ Kids On TV @ Theatre Centre, 10pm, $10 (adv tix avail.). All ages.

Starlight Mints @ 10:15pm and JP Inc @ 9pm. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $10 (or $9 adv).

MONDAY (10 aug)

Elvis Monday feat. In Plain View, Poppyseed, Mercurymen, John Milner You're So Boss, and The Whole Entire Universe @ The Drake Hotel (Underground), 9pm, free.

Shoeless Monday feat. Stokka @ 11:15pm, Death of Me @ 10:15pm, and Snipes @ 9:15pm. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

The CFL Sessions and Dog is Blue @ Mitzi's Sister, 10pm, pwyc.

TUESDAY (11 aug)

* Dave Bookman's Nu Music Nite feat. Burn Planetarium @ 11:50pm, Love Machine @ 11:00pm, Walk Off the Earth @ 10:15pm, Down In Ashes @ 9:30pm, and The Answer @ 8:45pm. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, free.

The Pink & Black Attack presents Caution Inc. and Ball Harness @ The Bovine, 9pm, free.

The Ford Prefects (Fake Prom Band 2004) @ The Embassy, 8pm, free.

The Dead Elm Society of Canada w/ Carmen Elle @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

CaMp CoMbO, as part of Mysterion's East End Burlesque Riot @ Dominion On Queen 500 Queen E., $6.

* [SW] Boys Who Say No w/ Fox Jaws @ Theatre Centre, 10pm, $10 (adv tix avail.). All ages.

"These Black Spaces" by Cory Latkovich @ The Music Gallery, 7pm, $8/pwyc. "Avant garde composer and cellist presents his experimentations in whisper melody, improvisation, and pointilistic music."

WEDNESDAY (12 aug)

* Miwa Gemini w/ Shawn Clarke, Tanya Philipovich, Nich Worby, and 72 South 1st @ The Cameron House (Back Room), 9pm.

Hobson's Choice (EP release) @ Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10pm, pwyc.

* Wednesdays Go Pop! presents Summer Songbirds feat. Wendy Leung, Melissa Dalton, and Lara Martin @ Supermarket, 9pm, pwyc.

PWYC Weds feat. The Backbone Beat, Saskatoon Guitar Destroyer, The Natural Shocks, and Jay Sparrow @ Rancho Relaxo, 9pm, pwyc.

Quarry Records presents Paul Anderson, Robyn Dell'Unto, and The Ascot Royals (acoustic) @ Graffiti's, 9:15pm, pwyc.

* Wombat Wednesdays feat. The Magic, The Skeletones Four, Wet Dirt, Justin Chee, and The Meat w/ DJ Daps Duo, comedy by Gene Abella, and Installations by Jesse Foster (Germans) @ Tranzac (Main Hall), 7:30pm, $5.

Blackie Jackett Jr. (country side project with members of Finger Eleven) @ The Bovine, 9pm, $5.

Black On Black @ 11:40pm, The Boo @ 10:50pm, All For Nothing @ 10:00pm, and The Andy Brown @ 9:10pm. The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm, $5.

Travis Porter & present Callahan, Dancing With Paris, and Dorian Gray @ Sneaky Dee's, 7:30pm, $5.

* [SW] Matthew Barber w/ Claire Jenkins @ Theatre Centre, 10pm, $10 (adv tix avail.). All ages.

1 comment:

Shawn William Clarke said...

Thanks for mentioning the show on Wednesday!